For the past two months, the school board has been gathering feedback at special meetings and regular public comment sessions.
To earn the distinction, the schools must have test scores in the top 15 percent in their state with no significant gaps separating students from different demographics, or have shown “extraordinary progress” in closing those gaps.
Ron Cabrera retired last year from the Boulder school district north of Denver, where he’d served as an assistant superintendent focused instructional leadership and equity.
Tax breaks for the rich and a ‘bargain with the devil’: Colorado candidates for governor spar over education
Their common support for charter schools belies strong differences in their education priorities.
School boards in at least 70 of the state’s 178 school districts have passed resolutions in support of the statewide tax increase, called Amendment 73.
As rising housing prices and stagnant wages put more pressure on working families and as academic expectations rise even in kindergarten, teachers have to dig deep to meet their students’ basic needs.
New analysis from Chalkbeat shows how "growth scores" for Denver's black and Hispanic students are lagging, and how DPS is looking compared to other state districts.
On the whole, Colorado students in grades 3 through 8 who come from low-income families scored lower on literacy and math tests taken this past spring than students from higher-income families did.
It is the only one of Denver’s more than 200 schools facing that risk.